Corporate Law


Succession and Estate Planning

JKC Advocates carry out the registration of various forms of business entities including public and private companies; business names; general partnerships and co-operative societies as well as not for profit organizations such as trusts; NGO’s, Community Based Organizations; Societies as well as charitable trusts and foundations

We offer the following services:-

  • Corporate law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Share deals and corporate restructuring
  • Tax law advisory
  • Labor and employment matters advisory
  • Business transfers, outsourcing and restructuring
  • Charities law

We advise clients on specific laws that govern their operations and other compliance issues. Further we advise and prepare agreements and various deeds for transactions related to these entities including company restructuring, board charters, share sale and purchase agreements, share transfer and other share deals, assets or business transfer agreements , shareholders’ agreement, joint venture agreements and loan agreements.

The firm offers a wide range of company secretarial services to local and international clients including :-

  • Incorporation of public and private companies and branches;
  • Registration of Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs),
  • Partnerships and Sole Proprietorship
  • Restructuring of ownership and management of corporate entities
  • Filing and maintaining of company returns
  • Procuring company seals
  • Seals
  • KRA PIN registration and obtaining Tax Compliance Certificates
  • Striking off and dissolution of companies as well as de-registration with the Kenya Revenue Authority

Charities & NGO’S

JKC Advocates is devoted to assisting our clients’ communities by meeting the legal, regulatory and governance needs of charities and non-for-profit entities. We have extensive experience and deep knowledge and understanding of the needs, challenges and importance of charitable and not-for- profits organisations.

We represent different types of not-for-profit organisations, including local and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), charitable trusts, endowment funds, foreign charities operating or intending to operate in Kenya, foundations, religious congregations, religious associations or councils, churches, societies, community-based groups, advocacy groups, service clubs, trade organisations, governmental and quasi-governmental entities, and recreational clubs.

Others include universities, colleges, schools, health facilities and hospital, climate change and environmental groups, trade and professional associations.

Our advocates offer specialized and seamless legal and operational advice in handling
among other transactions:-

  • Registration or incorporation of various types of not-for-profit and charitable entities including NGOs, charitable trusts, foundations and branches or liaison office of foreign charitable organisations;
  • Legal and compliance advisory including filing of requisite returns;
  • Commercial and corporate law including drafting and review of contracts, agreements or policy documents as well as corporate governance audits and advisory;
  • Labour and employment matters including drafting and review of employment contracts as well as HR Manuals and other policy documents;
  • Immigration law matters including processing of work permits and passes;
  • Intellectual property law – including registration of trademarks or service marks;
  • Tax law advisory including tax reviews and health checks, taxation of expatriate and processing of applicable tax exemptions e.g. income tax exemption and stamp duty and capital gain tax exemptions.

We assist in reviewing and structuring of constitutive documents and provide expert advice on ongoing operations and management issues, tax-related issues including special requirements for the disbursement of donated funds and matters related to trustees’ members’ and directors’ duties and responsibilities as well as ways to mitigate or avoid liability.

JKC Advocates also help charities and not-for-profit organisations meet the challenges of increased oversight by government and regulators, increased legal, regulatory and
corporate governance requirements and increased public scrutiny.